GMAT Preparation

The GMAT is a computer adaptive exam for admission to M.B.A. programs. Most selective business schools weigh the GMAT along with the candidate’s undergraduate grade point average and work experience.

Our GMAT Program

Our approach to the GMAT is rigorous and educational. We emphasize the core concepts in math, reading, logic, and grammar that serve as the foundation of material tested on the GMAT. Our students often find that as they complete our GMAT program, they also see improvements in their other academic and professional work.

Students work intensively with their tutors to master essential principles and develop problem-solving strategies. Weekly meetings, homework assignments, and full-length practice tests, including computer tests, help our students excel on the exam.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant to discuss your goals and schedule a diagnostic GMAT.

Program Length

We recommend that students devote 3–4 months to preparing for the GMAT. Whether the test-taker is currently a college student, a recent graduate, or an experienced professional, the GMAT requires long-term, thorough study. We will tailor an academic plan responsive to each student's particular needs and goals.


Number of Questions

Minutes per Section


Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

30 Minutes

Student-produced essay analyzing an argument

Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

30 Minutes

Multi-source reasoning, graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, and table analysis


37 Questions

75 Minutes

Problem-solving and data sufficiency


41 Questions

75 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension, sentence correction, and critical reasoning

How is the GMAT Scored?

  • The total scored is scaled from 200 to 800 and is comprised of the Quantitative and Verbal sections.
  • The Analytical Writing Assessment is scored 1 to 6 in half-point increments.
  • The Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8.

When is the GMAT Taken?

Because the test is administered on computer, testing dates are flexible throughout the year. Students usually need to sign up about one month before their intended test date. Students can take the test once every 16 calendar days, no more than five times within any rolling 12-month period, and no more than eight times in a lifetime.

Tutors in Washington DC

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington D.C.

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